COVID-19 is the infectious disease that can affect your lungs and airways. Coronavirus is caused by new virus that had not been identified in humans previously. The WHO announced that COVID-19 is pandemic. You can protect yourself by washing & sanitizing hands properly after short intervals. In a matter of weeks, coronavirus has changed the world of work. As businesses prioritize the safety of their communities, many in-person events and gatherings have been cancelled.
According to WHO the people may experience runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever, pneumonia, and difficulty in breathing (severe cases). The health officials have emphasized that virus is spread mainly by people who are showing symptoms such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing. Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms. In below two conditions especially stay at home.
- If you feel hot to touch on your chest or back – High Temperature
- A new and continuous/repeating cough
Standard recommendations to prevent infectious spread includes regular hand washing, covering mouth & nose when coughing and sneezing. We really needs to be careful about the people who are symptomatic and avoid any contact with them. COVID-19 spreads spreads from person to person in close proximity, similar to other respiratory illness.
According to WHO you can reduce your risk of infection if you:
- Clean hands frequently with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
- Cover nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or flexed elbow
- Avoid close contact (1 metre or 3 feet) with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
Coronavirus in Pakistan:
Similar to other countries of world now coronavirus cases in Pakistan are also rising daily. As of now, the number is increasing all over Pakistan. Administration advised and restricted the gathering all over Pakistan.
There is no treatment or medicine for COVID-19, but medical care can treat most of the symptoms. Doctors are trialing already used drugs for viruses such as Ebola and HIV. Therefore, antibiotics do not work on viruses.